Male menopause, also known as Andropause, is the condition in which male testosterone level declines gradually.Male menopause happens in between the age of 40-60 years.There are numerous age related hormonal changes that leads to male menopause.The symptoms can be reduces with the helps of Testosterone replacement therapy.
Unlike menopause in women in which the production of hormone halts completely, testosterone level in men declines slowly with the passage of time.The signs of male menopause are-
- Increased anxiety
- weight gain
- decreased memory
- less concentration
- Less enjoyment from sex
Some other psychological symptoms includes-
- low self confidence
Low testosterone level in men may cause risk factors such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular problems.The increase in age and decline in testosterone may cause loss of bone density in men.About 13% of men above the age of 50 suffers from osteoporosis.Imbalance in one kind of hormone causes imbalance in other kind of hormone too.
Treatment of male menopause:
Get yourself checked by your doctor first.It is important to know the real cause of low level of testosterone levels in the body.Testosterone replacement therapy is one way to treat low testosterone level.The therapy has pros and cons.It could increase the risk of developing prostrate cancer and other health problem too.So,it is better you seriously talk to your doctor for the right treatment.
There are other ways too to treat male menopause like-
- Start eating healthy including lots of vegetables,fruits and fats in your diet.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes in a day.
- Avoid alcohol and other harmful drugs.
- Consult your doctor if you feel sudden mood change.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”